Overexpression of long non‑coding RNA colon cancer‑associated transcript 2 is associated with advanced tumor progression and poor prognosis in patients with colorectal cancer

  • Authors:
    • Junling Zhang
    • Yong Jiang
    • Jing Zhu
    • Tao Wu
    • Ju Ma
    • Chuang Du
    • Shanwen Chen
    • Tengyu Li
    • Jinsheng Han
    • Xin Wang
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  • Published online on: September 25, 2017     https://doi.org/10.3892/ol.2017.7049
  • Pages:6907-6914
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Abstract

The aim of the present study was to explore the clinicopathological and prognostic significance of long non‑coding RNA (lncRNA) colon cancer‑associated transcript 2 (CCAT2) expression in human colorectal cancer (CRC). Expression levels of lncRNA CCAT2 in CRC, adjacent non‑tumor and healthy colon mucosa tissues were detected by quantitative polymerase chain reaction. The disease‑free survival and overall survival rates were evaluated using the Kaplan‑Meier method, and multivariate analysis was performed using Cox proportional hazard analysis. The expression level of lncRNA CCAT2 in CRC tissues was increased significantly compared with adjacent normal tissues or non‑cancerous tissues. CCAT2 expression was observed to be progressively increased between tumor‑node‑metastasis (TNM) stages I and IV. A high level of CCAT2 expression was revealed to be associated with poor cell differentiation, deeper tumor infiltration, lymph node metastasis, distance metastasis, vascular invasion and advanced TNM stage. Compared with patients with low levels of CCAT2 expression, patients with high levels of CCAT2 expression had shorter disease‑free survival and overall survival times. Multivariate analyses indicated that high CCAT2 expression was an independent poor prognostic factor. Therefore, increased lncRNA CCAT2 expression maybe a potential diagnostic biomarker for CRC, and an independent predictor of prognosis in patients with CRC.

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December 2017
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Zhang, J., Jiang, Y., Zhu, J., Wu, T., Ma, J., Du, C. ... Wang, X. (2017). Overexpression of long non‑coding RNA colon cancer‑associated transcript 2 is associated with advanced tumor progression and poor prognosis in patients with colorectal cancer . Oncology Letters, 14, 6907-6914. https://doi.org/10.3892/ol.2017.7049
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Zhang, J., Jiang, Y., Zhu, J., Wu, T., Ma, J., Du, C., Chen, S., Li, T., Han, J., Wang, X."Overexpression of long non‑coding RNA colon cancer‑associated transcript 2 is associated with advanced tumor progression and poor prognosis in patients with colorectal cancer ". Oncology Letters 14.6 (2017): 6907-6914.
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Zhang, J., Jiang, Y., Zhu, J., Wu, T., Ma, J., Du, C., Chen, S., Li, T., Han, J., Wang, X."Overexpression of long non‑coding RNA colon cancer‑associated transcript 2 is associated with advanced tumor progression and poor prognosis in patients with colorectal cancer ". Oncology Letters 14, no. 6 (2017): 6907-6914. https://doi.org/10.3892/ol.2017.7049